People playing instruments

Community Festival (ComFest) kicks off Friday, June 24 at noon in Goodale Park.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, ComFest is back live and will feature over 150 musical performances, workshops and community-oriented programming over three days.

In 2022, ComFest is celebrating 50 years of community, social activism and education.  In addition to the line-up of the city’s best music spread over four stages, workshops, comedy and other special programming will be featured at the Peace and Healing Pavilion. The much-loved Street Fair also returns with one-of-a-kind vendors, arts and crafts, local food and progressive community organizations.

Visit the ComFest Museum located in the air-conditioned Goodale Park Shelterhouse and travel back to the early years of Columbus’ favorite festival.

ComFest is “Powered by Community” and volunteer opportunities are still available. Give a shift and get chips for ComFest beverages and food and the 50th Anniversary volunteer T-shirt. Sign up at

More information about ComFest 50, including the 2022 Program Guide and performance schedule may also be found at the website.

ComFest is an independent, volunteer-driven celebration of creativity and activism in Columbus, OH. Founded in 1972, its purpose is to build bridges between progressive non-profit organizations, artists, activists and volunteers to raise awareness and promote change within our community.